Skip to comments.Chamber CEO: U.S. Needs More Low-Skill Immigration Since Americans Are Not 'Qualified" or 'Willing'
Posted on 02/14/2014 4:56:42 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not "qualified" or "willing" to do such work.
"Immigration can also address labor shortages in lesser-skilled fields where there are insufficient numbers of either qualified or willing U.S. workers to fill positions," Donohue writes.
Alabama senator Jeff Sessions tries to frame the issue differently. We must transition struggling Americans from welfare and joblessness to work and rising wages, says Sessions. But the only plan the President and Senate Democrats appear interested in supporting would hollow out a shrinking American middle class. It is time to redefine 'immigration reform' to serve the legitimate interests of working Americans.
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Take away the welfare and perma-unemployment checks and they will get willing REAL fast.
Chamber of Elitist Scum. GFY
“in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not “qualified” or “willing” to do such work.”
Not qualified enough for low skill work??? What a load of hog wash.
In saner times, folks like Donahue would have been tried and punished for Treason
The same folks who push Globalism, Liberalism, and Free Trade...are the same ones who push Illegal Alien Amnesty. That is an indisputable fact
We have folks that are willing to work. Instead of hiring Illegal Aliens and shipping jobs to Communist China...hire an American.
We need to purge and remove all Economic Anti-Americans
It seems they are the ones the republicans respond to (work for), and not media pressure nor a prospective voting bloc
Pocket- lining, courtesy C of C
of course !
What is going to stop many of those coming in to fill those low level jobs from transitioning to welfare as soon as they can?
Say no to the Chamber of Big Business.
Wait until it happeneds and the low information voters are still unemployed. Will they just pay them to stay home while the illegals take the jobs?
We’re also teaching every special snowflake that they’re too good for manual labor.
You can't speak, read, or write English is one big disqualifier. Not having basic math skills is another. There are others, like being an addict, having a criminal record, or weighing 400 lbs., but the first two are the main ones.
We have a huge pool of citizen workers now unemployed and living off the tax payers dime. All immigration, legal and illegal, should cease until they are put back to work. The Chamber is promoting the wrong issue.
That’s exactly it.
It should be telling, enlightening, that every policy of the left is the exact opposite of the wisdom taught in the Word of God.
“Not willing to work”...then we’re giving out too much ‘welfare’ type assistance.
Is it uncomfortable to be unemployed these days?
$$$ before Country
Despicable, imho .. think loyalists circa 1776
I thought this was John Semmens satire - but it’s not!
My first job other than pushing a mower around the neighborhood was on a chicken farm, 20 bucks a week. I rode my bike 12 miles each way to get there until I saved enough to buy a 1947 Cushman scooter.
“But the chamber also will get involved in Republican primaries if they think one candidate is more pro-business than another candidate.
It already has one notch in its belt — its candidate, Bradley Byrne, defeated a Tea Party-backed opponent in a November special election for a House seat in Alabama. In December, the chamber ran ads in support of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who faces a Tea Party challenge in Kentucky.”
“Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not “qualified” or “willing” to do such work. “
Uh...Tom! Yo! Maybe Americans are ‘unqualified’ (although I disagree) because of a failed public school system? And, about that ‘unwilling’ notion...maybe we’ve made it too easy for them to be ‘unwilling’?
Nah, that can’t be it. Surely the progressives and socialists are better than that. Right?
Stupidity on a galactic scale.
Because corporations want millions of cheap employees that have no vote, do not have to be given obamacare and have few workplace rights. IOW they are all corporatist whores and care nothing about America or her citizens. This particular CEO is justthisclose to being a devout communist. He loves obamacare... I heard him tell Cavuto in no uncertain terms.
The Chamber apparently wants to create a society that works like Saudi Arabia. Give free stuff to citizens so that they don’t have to work and don’t want to work. Then, import foreigners to do the work that has to be done.
This, of course, is the Democrat plan as well. Except that using Motor Voter, absentee voting, and voting without ID, the Democrats plan to turn the non citizen immigrants into Democrat voters thus perpetuating their political power.
With the Chamber and American businesses now in the enemy camp, where does that leave the people who are paying all the bills for this Ponzi scheme?
“My first job other than pushing a mower around the neighborhood was on a chicken farm, 20 bucks a week. I rode my bike 12 miles each way to get there until I saved enough to buy a 1947 Cushman scooter.”
I made $1.10 an hour at my first job
Hispanic worker hurt, sues employer because signs at work are in English only
IMO, we have had a contiuation of the lessons from the war on poverty. Kids raised since 65 see this message: stay home and “our lady” show up with a check every week or month. No father, breadwinner, at home either. Today we have gone high tech and everyone gets SNAP cards and the like.
I recall my dad saying: what are you planning on doing this summer to earn your keep? I said, well, I have a part time gardiner job (about ten hours per week). He said yeah, you can keep that as a second job if you wish but I know a place hiring and you will be there tomorrow at 8AM to apply. Off I went or else as I did not want to find out what the or else was. It was minimum wage clerical and very boring at first.
But, I got my start and stayed there through college learning banking while getting my business degree.
Assuming your question isn't rhetorical, the answer is:
To Keep Wages Low.
Spoiled Americans expect a certain standard of living if they're busting their humps full time. That standard of living requires a certain wage level. Immigrants accept a much lower, Third World, standard of living, so do not demand higher wages. Lower wages...more profit for the employer. Higher wages...less profit for the employer.
In short, these are jobs that Americans won't do AT THE WAGES OFFERED. Now if you're a savvy business owner, you don't raise wages, you look for cheaper labor.
I guess the good news is that the number of Americans who truly expect to move into, or even maintain, the traditional middle class standard of living is shrinking, so these expectations are dwindling. Good news for the job creators, anyway.
That, sir, right there, is the answer.
The Chamber, La Raza and FWD.us, among others, have coalesced around a specific coordinated Twitter hashtag: #Ready4Reform. Why do you support #immigration reform, Zuckerbergs lobbying firm tweeted Wednesday morning, in a tweet that included the hashtag and a video of a Hispanic woman giving her reason for supporting reform efforts.
Crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce added, in a Tweet including the hashtag with a link to Chamber of Commerce advocacy pamphlet pushing for amnesty.
La Raza then tweeted a video from Zuckerbergs group that profiles tech leaders who traveled to Capitol Hill 4 #CIR fly-in to share why they are, a tweet that also included the hash tag.
The National Immigration Forum (NIF), a group funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, has joined in on the Twitter hashtag campaign. NIF tweeted out a newspaper editorial, written in English but printed in Spanish-language media outlet La Opinion using the hashtag. NIF called the editorial an excellent editorial on the influence of 600+ #Ready4Reform leaders pushing for #immigrationreform.
What name stands out to you in this article???
“Crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce added, in a Tweet including the hashtag with a link to Chamber of Commerce advocacy pamphlet pushing for amnesty.”
Does anyone believe crimes rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rate???
Tom Donohue is an enemy of the people of the United States. If a hostile foreign nation had conquered the country would they act any differently than these Chamber of Commerce creeps.
Soros Boasts of Spending $100 Million on U.S. Immigration Reform Push
I wonder how much Soros paid him?
People complain about corruption in Russia. We are every bit, if not more, corrupt than Russia is. And why Soros is still breathing is a mystery to me.
Like I said, the wealthy elites want cheap labor. That includes Soros.
Yup I mowed plenty of grass and worked on a dairy farm.
It’s possible they watch their step so they don’t get sent back home.
Public schools have churned out a generation of Americans too dumb to qualify for even low skilled labor. Kudos, teacher’s unions and Dept. of Education!
WTH?! We’ve done those jobs in the past and will do them again when we have to and right now with this horrible economy I’m seeing that very thing happening. The guy is clearly talking out of his a$$ from his own narrow minded perspective. There are white men starting up those very types of businesses and doing them because they can’t find any other work right now. We do what we have to do. Importing illegal competition that doesn’t pay their fare share of taxes isn’t going to fix the problem.
The Chamber wants more low skilled labor.
For what? To landscape their lawns, wash their cars, baby sit their kids?
Low skilled labor means low paid labor. Low paid labor means welfare supplements. Why do we need more welfare recipients?
Where is the logic in paying low skilled Americans NOT to work, then demanding more low skilled workers from other countries? Are foreigners better workers? If so, why?
We already have plenty of low skilled labor: young people & welfare kings/queens. The kids need the work experience & the lazy people can either work or starve.
But the latter one is huge.
Yet we have millions of unemployed college graduates. There is a disconnect somewhere.
I disagree. To the men at the top its not about money. They are already billionaires many, many, many times over. They have more money than they could ever spend in a lifetime.
For them its about control. Its about power. Its about social engineering. The men at the top are anti-Christian, anti-White, and anti-Western Civilization.
They are using mass Third-world migration here and in Europe to displace and dispossess us in our own countries. They are grinding us down economically, socially, culturally, and even our individually so they can not possibly resist them. They want to loot and lord over us as God-Kings.
> With the Chamber and American businesses now in the enemy camp, where does that leave the people who are paying all the bills for this Ponzi scheme?
The law abiding, hardworking Christian middle class has been turned into slaves. That’s where we are.
Someone needs to ask Mr. Donaho just what he expects to happen to all those imported low skilled workers over their first 20 years.
HINT: Overload Schools causing a funding crisis
Overload Medical Services
Overload Police Departments
Overload Prison Systems
Overload Local Social Service Programs
Overload State Social Service Programs
Overload Federal Social Service Programs
All so the Democrats can stay in power and MegaFarmers/Corps. can drive down the Wages of American Citizens and make Billions for their share holders and line the pockets of CongressCritters.
Everyone wins but the American Working Stiff! We get bill and that additional benefit of watching our Country get destroyed from within!
> Not willing to work...then were giving out too much welfare type assistance.
You don’t work, you don’t eat is something I taught my kids growing up and they are responsible, self-sufficient, hardworking, and successful today because of it. If you truly love your children you teach them these things for a reason. The current Satanic government just doesn’t seem to understand the concept of wisdom. And they wonder why they are in te current mess they’re in ehich they won’t even admit.
Another factor is that too many people get college degrees and too few actually learn how to do something while they're in HS.
We need to go back to shop classes in the schools. You'd have less discipline and special needs problems if those less academic students were learning something useful. Get rid of the roadblocks to starting a small business and teach students how to earn money meeting communtiy needs. And stop the tyranny that the education overlords have on what's taught.
A lot of that would happen if it were less compfortable to not work and if businesses knew that they had to sort out matching US citizens with jobs they have potential for.
A good place to look would be to recruit students right out of HS to take a job with training and a paycheck rather that go to a school with more academics and a loan.